Topic: Relativism vs. Absolutism Thread: Compose a 500600 word argument that is objective carefullyconstructed and free of emotion

Topic: Relativism vs. Absolutism
Thread: Compose a
500-600 word argument that is objective, carefully-constructed, and free
of emotion (and hence it should not contain any exclamation points) in
support of your opinion about ethical relativism and Christian ethics.
Formulate your argument by answering the following questions:
Is Christian ethics relativistic or absolutist? Explain your answer.
What, if any, are the differences between ethical relativism and the subjective aspects of Christian ethics?
For question 1, answer whether Christian ethics is relativistic or
absolutist. First, you should define relativism and absolutism. Don’t
simply re-state the reading, but provide an explanation of relativism
and absolutism using your own words but also showing that you did the
reading and understand the issues. Present the strengths and weaknesses
of relativism and how these compare to absolutism. Here you should bring
into play the arguments that are discussed in the assigned reading in
chapter two of our textbook,
Moral Reasoning. You should also
incorporate the introduction from our
Biblical Ethics
textbook. You must
read these chapters carefully. Some of the arguments for relativism
presented in
Moral Reasoning
are eventually rejected as fallacious. The
more cogent arguments are not presented until the second half of the
chapter, where the author sides with the overwhelming majority of
ethicists in concluding that ethical relativism is false. You may also
read ahead to chapters 8 and 9 in Moral Reasoning, where the author
presents a Christian ethic, and you may also consult outside sources.
Whichever side you take on the issue, please treat both sides with
For question 2, explain the differences between ethical relativism
and the subjective elements in Christian ethics. In addition to the
textbooks and academic sources, you are encouraged to incorporate
important biblical passages such as Romans 14-15.


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